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September 13, 1960 - Image 104

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They had bombed Arizona's and drove him from the mound Big Dave Brown, following a It's in the infield that Lu
At 1:25 p.m. on April 30th of highly touted righthander Jim in the fifth inning while posting short Big Ten slump, still man- have to perform some pal
this year baseball coach Don Lund Ward for 13 hits en route to a 12- an 8-5 win. aged to hit .350 for the season, in- for next year to fill the sp
was nervously pacing back and 9 victory, and had scored over 20 Then came a doubleheader split cluding a team leading ten home cated by Roman and Struc
forth in the dugout at Minneap- runs while defeating Davis Mon- with Purdue and on April 29th an runs. This performance was good Roman's likely successor
ols, Minn., waiting for his Wol- than Airbase. impressive eight hit 6-0 shutout enough to earn Brown a bonus rangy Junior Diax Detami
verines to take the field against .32D Average over Iowa by little lefthander Bob pact with the Detroit Tigers for who spent most of last
the defending champion Gophers When they returned to Ann Ar- Mercereau. an undisclosed sum. pinch hitting.
In a crucial doubleheader. bor, the Wolverines sported a 12 Straight Senior Bill Roman, described by Struczewski's shortstop
The unusually large crowd wait- phenomenal .320 team batting av- Meanwhile Minnesota had won Lund as "the best fielding first tion will be up for grabs. T
ed anxiously for the two games, erage. 12 straight games after -having baseman in the league" proved he most likely candidates are
which could decide the Big Ten And the slugging didn't stop dropped three on their spring trip wasn't a slouch at the plate ei- Bernard Fick and Dick
baseball champion, upon their return, to Texas. The stage was set. ther as he hit .333 for the season who sat out last season w
Four weeks earlier the Wolver- In the conference opener againstI Lund didn't have to wait long including eleven doubles, two injury. Fick appeared it
ines had returned from a success- Illinois the Wolverine sluggers for the answer. triples, and three home runs. three games at second ba
ful spring trip to Arizona that jumped on the Illini's fabled Ter- Minnesota kayoed his ace right- $30,000 Contract season.
saw them win eight games while ry Gellinger, who hadn't lost a handers Al Koch and Dennis Mc- Roman figured he had a good Fine Season
losing only three. conference game in two years, Ginn and went on to clobber the year and the Tigers agreed. Thir- The infield will be buc


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